The building housing the Monroe Street Guest House was built in 1900 by T.H. Brown, the owner of The Citizens' Bank. Originally, the building was constructed with two upper residential apartments and four offices on the first floor. The commercial part of the building has housed the Peck broom corn office (during the era when Sterling was considered the Broom Corn Capital), the Western Union office, lawyers J. Paul Stevenson and B.L. Gaston, the dentist R.G. Shumway and beauty operator Josephine Mahoney among others. Pioneer physician Dr. Maggie McCray practiced in the building from 1914-1930. Dr. McCray specialized in obstetrics and has been profiled in the Kansas History Magazine for her delivery procedures. Many current Sterling residents have called the Monroe Apartments home at some point in their lives.
Glenn and Melinda Chambers previously operated the Prairie Garden Bed and Breakfast in Sterling after relocating from Denver. Glenn is a retired United Methodist Minister and Melinda is a retired veterinarian now working as a realtor. They both have an appreciation of historic buildings and are pleased to be able to share this building with you. Glenn and Melinda enjoy making people happy and enjoy preparing and serving good food. They take great pride in customer service and want to do all possible to ensure that your stay is relaxing and comfortable.
Each Monroe Street Guest House unit is a ground-floor suite with a private entrance as well as a living room, bedroom, bath, and kitchen. The bedrooms are furnished with queen or king-sized Sleep Number mattresses for a blissful night’s sleep. Each unit is smoke free.
The suites include complimentary WiFi, Smart TV’s with cable service, DVD players, personal climate control.
Daily housekeeping service is provided.
The kitchens include a refrigerator, microwave, stove, dishwasher, utensils and basic cookware.
A homemade breakfast, consisting of pastries, a savory dish, and fruit will be delivered in the evening to allow you to enjoy breakfast the following morning on your schedule. Coffees and teas are available in the kitchen. Please advise us of any special dietary needs or preferences when you book your reservation.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the building. Additional cleaning fees will be charged if this policy is not honored.
A deposit is required at the time that reservations are made. If a reservation is cancelled prior to seven days, the deposit minus a $35 rescheduling fee will be refunded to your credit card. If the reservation is cancelled with fewer then seven days' notice, the total price of the reservation will be charged. During busy times (Sterling College Homecoming, graduation, Fourth of July), confirmed bookings must be paid in advance and are not refundable.
Check in is by appointment and check out is before 11:00am. We make every effort to accommdate guests' schedules as much as possible Please let us know in advance if you require a later departure.
Any missing or damaged items will be charged to your account.
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Restaurants in Sterling and Lyons
Sterling College is a private, Christian, four-year liberal arts college. It is located on 125 W Cooper Ave. The college's mission is "to develop creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith."
Sterling Lake is located 3/4 mile East of the intersection of Hwy 14 (Broadway) & East Garfield. The lake has a picnic area, a playground for the kids, a sidewalk around the entire lake and is right next to the Sterling Municipal Swimming Pool.
Sterling has a variety of restaurants which are all located on Broadway Ave; Gambino's Pizza, Sterling Cafe, Subway, Jethro's Steakhouse, TNT Dairy Land, Sonic Drive-In and Broadway Market Coffee Shop. About 9 miles North of Sterling, Lyons offers a variety of restaurants located on Main Street.
Davis Walking Trails
Coronado Quivira Museum
Sante Fe Trail
The Davis Walking Trail is a beautiful place to get some exercise and enjoy nature. The half-mile concrete trail is surrounded by trees, flower beds, bird baths, benches, and a 21 foot gazebo. The Davis Walking trails are adjacent to the Celebration Centre on East Main in Lyons, Kansas.
The Coronado Quivira Museum offers a collection of displays and information about Rice County history. Some of the current exhibits are the Quiviran Indian Culture, Fransico Vasquez e Coronado's 1540 Expedition and Rice County America 1902.
The Santa Fe Trail served as a two-way avenue for commerce and cultural exchanges for sixty years. This trail passed through the middle of Rice County bringing Americans, Mexicans and Native Americans in close contact for the purpose of trade. Rice County has several important Santa Fe Trail sites as well as some of the best preserved trail ruts.
Hutchinson is located just 23 miles from Sterling and provides various shops and restaurants as well as the Cosmosphere, Hutchinson Zoo, and the Strataca (Underground Salt Museum).
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